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CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm EST
israel or other things we are better able to effect that and negate if we are participating. and then if we cease to pay the dues and so forth to take a different attitude than we see we sort of lose the opportunity to protect our friends which we want to have the are getting close to the line that would be very damaging if there were any effort to take israel for instance or any other country, if there is any effort to try to invoke other power that is the kind of unilateral action that we would feel very, very strongly against it and see it as extremely counterproductive. my hope is that, you know, there were just elections yesterday. we don't know what kind of government will be formed or where they will go, but my prayer is that perhaps this can be a moment where we can renew some kind of effort to get the parties into a discussion to have a different track than we have been on over the course of the last couple of years. and i would like to reserve all of the capacity to be able to do that, so i'm just going to stop with what i've said, but unilateral efforts are not he
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 12:00pm EST
, this amendment would be even more detrimental to our ally, israel, for which the continuing instability in egypt is an abiding clear and present danger. i have seen no objections raised by our israeli allies to u.s. military assistance to egypt, nor do i expect to see any. here, too, i would urge my colleague to pick up the phone and call the israeli ambassador or just recall what i'm sure he heard from israel's leaders during his recent visit there a few weeks ago. this amendment is absolutely harmful to the national security of our ally, israel. the timing of the amendment is also detrimental because our government is currently engaged in discussions with the egyptian government and military about the need to shift our security cooperation more towards the kinds of programs and equipment that egypt needs to combat the threats they increasingly face: porous borders, a rising threat from terrorism, deteriorating conditions in the sinai, and a security sector in dire need of reform. mr. mccain: it is in egypt's interest to move in this direction, as they are beginning to do, and it is in our inte
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Jan 24, 2013 9:00am EST
to israel and the position germany was taking relative to that. i was questioning where they might be should there be a real threat or attack on israel. he said you know that that is not what the public would want us to do but given the holocaust we have no choice but to be there in support of israel. we cannot stand by and let another holocaust take place. so those decades of remorse and guilt over the holocaust dictates policy relative to support for israel even though the public now decades on says why do we need to do that again? do we want to get mixed up in that? that is a unique dynamic that exists in that regard but it is somewhat of a tenuous relationship. i spend a lot of time with israeli ambassador, german, spent a lot of time with the germans relative to german policy toward israel in a number of ways so anything short of direct threat or attack on israel the consensus is we wish we could get this resolved and we wish israel would be more flexible to the west bank and relative to -- >> we have time for one more. let it be two more because i promised to follow up. goal ahead. >>
CSPAN
Jan 31, 2013 9:00am EST
, some of the most sophisticated weapons in the world, someday may be used against israel. i'm concerned that these weapons threaten israel's security and that sending weapons to a country with a president who recently was seen to be chanting "amen" to a cleric that was saying "death to israel and death to those who support israel. " i think it's foolhardy to support and send arms to both sides of an arms race. we send 20 f-16's to egypt which already has 240 f-16's. we send 20 in addition. what does israel feel? they've got to have two for every one egypt has. it escalates an arms race. it makes it more difficult for israel to defend herself. today we have a chance to stop this folly. i urge my senators to instruct the president that we will not send any more f-16's and any more abrams tanks to the current government of egypt. thank you, mr. president, and i yield back my time. sproeup the senator from arizona -- the presiding officer: the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: what's the parliamentary situation? the presiding officer: the senate is considering h.r. 325. mr. mccain: and how
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 8:30am EST
in israel as we gather here this weekend. and so these are the questions of our time. these are the challenges of our generation. and that's, i think, one of the great benefits of opportunities like halifax, to have a very in-depth discussion about how we act as a community; a community of democracies, a community of countries that care, that are compassionate and that are able to do something to stop the slaughter of innocent civilians. >> of the many who say that we need to as we have more young, emerging democracies like your own that they need to be stepping up to the plate and taking more of the responsibilities. so we're talking indonesia, india, brazil, turkey, south africa. but at the same time, i also hear the statement made and as they get involved increasingly and should step up to the plate and helping to nurture democracy protect human rights, that those countries also have to be careful to make sure their own house is in order in that respect, that those in glass houses can't throw stones. what are your thoughts on that? >> well, i think certainly more n
CSPAN
Jan 8, 2013 9:00am EST
in the region with nonstate actor, hezbollah, sending drone over israel. yes, there can be expected or usually expected reaction which is a military retaliation by israel to destroy the drone and potentially later destroying military installations inside lebanon, but if we want to keep the situation safer for us as lebanese people, is there a point of thinking about international cooperation and through technology to diffuse and reduce the technological capacities of nonstate actors to create situations that can lead to terrible problems for the whole population? >> there's a big one. who wants to handle it? >> well, i think the questioner pointed out a very important point. i think it gets back to attribution. who are we dealing with? who is the threat? is it a criminal threat? is it an act of war? we have to be very certain before we begin to react to a certain situation because that will determine what the target will be. i think the general has outlined the -- some of the very important principles, the collection of information, the analysis of that information, and then the action. the co
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
. >> israel conducted an airstrike in syria. i wondered if the president was aware of that as he endorsed that military action? >> i don't have any comment for you on those reports. a retreat to the government is surreal for questions about deliberations or actions that may or may not taken. i just don't have anything for you on it. yes. >> on sequestration, senator reid mentioned yesterday taken a look at oil and gas and tax breaks as one way for sequestration. i think that's what you just mentioned. i'm just wondering, how actively as the white house working on not an in sequestration are not specific point and how concern is the white house that getting rid of these would affect what is one of the few bright spots in the economy, all the jobs and economies. >> one of the few bright spots? i contest that. i think there has been, as i just noted, a month to month job creation. there was positive economic growth in 2012, 2011 and we continue to believe this as i that unless actions by those in washington take us in a different direction, we will see positive economic growth and job creati
CSPAN
Jan 15, 2013 5:00pm EST
in a democratic egypt. since taking office, he has reaffirmed the commitment to the peace treaty with israel in both word and deed, and has proven willing to work with us toward shared objectives, including a ceasefire during the crisis in gaza last year. these commitments are essential for our relations with egypt as well as stability in the region. we will always speak out against language that espouses religious hatred or encourages the use of violence and have raised our concerns over these remarks with the government of egypt. >> does the white house believe that israelis contrasting to uphold is in of the bargain? >> we strongly condemn the comments and believe that he should make clear that he respects people of all faiths and this type of rhetoric is unacceptable. three -- we work within toward objectives. he has demonstrated in word and deed is a commitment to the peace treaty with israel which is significant and that obviously worked with us to resolve or to achieve a peace settlement in -- a cease-fire, rather, in the does the conflict last year, so this is about action, indeed, a
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 5:00pm EST
after years of captivity and return to israel where it was kind of a rip van winkle family drama that only dealt with -- not only but substantially with the idea of what is the price of a returning soldier who's been in captivity and something very specific to that country and that culture, and when it came our way, alex and i raise my writing partner and he runs the show knew that that was going to be a farce -- it wasn't something the was going to be relevant in the way that was presented in the original. >> with a very -- it is based on the story that is very culturally resonant and everyone has a personal connection to the idea of people missing whereas here they knew that it would be an anomaly if we found a soldier suddenly alive in afghanistan and iraq. so i think it was the analyst nature that led them to this crazy story. >> and what was amazing to us and what was relevant in terms of where it came from was the idea that nowhere on american television, and really not to our mind satisfactorily have a returning soldier returned from the war, you know, been portrayed, and
CSPAN
Jan 25, 2013 12:00pm EST
they can attack israel and other nations. the people of iran take to the streets and the principles we stand for and if they were not going to interfere in the sovereignty. it totally demoralize the opposition. north korea is developing a weapon that can reach the united states of america and the less anybody accuse me of being overly partisan, the bush administration is wrong to remove the state sponsors and finally china had territorial conflicts going on in southeast asia and throughout the region, china is increasingly aggressive about territorial claims and nations as a counterbalance i congratulate the president for talking about pivoting to asia. so these are the fundamental issues we face and i guess my question to you as he sipped the president and part of the cabinet and the u.s.'s role in the world, what are basically going to give in terms of what the u.s. role should be and how much should be reflected in our foreign policy? >> senator, that's a very broad and comprehensive question. >> you have two minutes to answer. >> i could say let's sit and talk about it and get toge
CSPAN
Jan 4, 2013 12:00pm EST
, a crisis in the military sense in these matters. >> israel, katie clark. >> thank you. following the developments -- [inaudible] >> of course we are always careful and in the recent conflict last month, a british defense forces weaponry, and we called on the israeli authorities without including in my own conversations of the israeli foreign minister to abide by international humanitarian law and avoid civilian casualties, and also involved to cooperate with egyptian, thankfully, successfully, egyptians to reach a cease fire, and i think you just also have a written answer on this from alison berg. there's letters, letters have not revoked any licenses, anything we have seen, and in this situation. >> were any talking components that originated in the u.k., and the recent conflict in gaza? >> well, we've no assessment to date whether u.k. weapons or components were usedded, but remember, also, the circumstance. we have to remember in any case the circumstances here. the circumstances i've seen and described them, and as you know, on the floor of the house, think about the wider s
CSPAN
Jan 18, 2013 9:00am EST
. the nation of israel was established by god. he set the boundaries and the parameters and the laws for that nation, and he gave it very clear directions for his people in that land on how to treat the nonisraelite. and you can just start reading, and before you know it you come across a passage, for example, that says that you should love the stranger in your midst like yourself, you know? that's pretty strong language, to love the stranger in your midst like yourself. you're not going to do the kinds of things to yourself that some people propose that we do to the person who is here illegally. so when we go to our bible and we read that, we understand that god has an expectation for how a people with power would treat those who are vulnerable and weak in their presence. um, you know, i think god has a lot of reasons for that. one is, certainly, that we understand that these folks also are created in the image of god. they are as much image bearers of god as we are. they are as deserving of respect and dignity that comes with the fact that they are bearers of the image of god as we
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 8:00am EST
of israel characterize the leadership and legacy of his presidency. "those who rule over people must be just. ruling with godly reverence. and they shall be as the light of the morning without clouds as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain." we pray in your sovereign name. amen. the president pro tempore: please join me in reciting please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to our flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. tepl under the previous order, the -- the president pro tempore: under the previous order the leadership time is reserved. mr. reid: mr. president, following leader remarks, if any, the senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30 today. senators during that period of time will be permitted to speak for ten minutes each. we'll be in recess from 12:30 to 2:15 for weekly caucus meetings. today with the inspiration of the second inauguration of president obama fresh on our minds we r
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 9:00am EST
following the elections that they had there. he'he's been focused on the mide east peace process and israel's security forays entire time on the foreign relations committee. for more than 30 years senator kerry has been a powerful voice for his constituents in massachusetts as well as an engaged citizen of the world. throughout those years john has matched his u unflinching passin with forward-thinking action. no one is better qualified than john kerry to continue the exceptional work of secretary of state hillary cline it un. while we're sad to lose his leadership in the senate, we saw yesterday the support that he has -- virtually every senator voted to support him as the next secretary of state -- i wish him well as he is embarks on this next challenge. i am confident he will meet the challenge. mr. mcconnell: madam president in. the presiding officer: the republican leader. mr. mcconnell: a few weeks ago president obama reported that -- a few weeks ago president obama reportedly said that america doesn't have a spending problem. this is completely at odds with what independent experts t
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 5:00pm EST
for the conflict and the increased frequency of the facts on southern israel so that is a factor of looking at this as well. >> it is a component or equipment in the u.k. used by conflicting and gaza and its aftermath would that be sensible >> we have no evidence to date. >> that is what has happened in the council. >> the situation in the west bank -- you are aware that there were construction - equipment used to build the barrier. >> how is the assessment at what stage used for equipment originated in the u.k. could lease equipment? >> well, those are the why the questions under the licenses and the control regime, but i don't want to give any commitment today to change the rules on that. >> mr. secretary, thank you very much indeed for coming. thank you. i feel very confident that the correspondence between the committees and yourself will continue. thank you very much. >> skill mccuish of the congress failed to reach an agreement on the cybersecurity legislation in 2012 as perhaps many would have predicted. they remained a part opposed to any sort of cybersecurity standard. >> another i
CSPAN
Jan 14, 2013 5:00pm EST
sandy. what it does is cut into foreign aid with the exception of israel, afghanistan or pakistan and shift those moneys being spent on foreign aid to instead be spent on american aid to the victims of hurricane sandy so it is paid for, it is a substantive pay for the amounts are unknown because it is the key to how much money is spent or has already been spent on foreign aid, and that can fluctuate depending on when this legislation should pass. the reason i am submitting the pay for is because the precarious condition the united states government sees itself to the financially we're on a path to nowhere. financially, we are looking at instead of a fiscal clough, a fourth consecutive deficit we have $16 trillion in total debt to increase that beyond $16 trillion to put that into perspective the amount of damages done to the country on an annual basis now serving the data is excess of $20 billion to put it in perspective that $220 billion that we're spending for servicing the past is three times all of those sought by entertains and the victims. best case scenario give them everyt
CSPAN
Jan 28, 2013 12:00pm EST
for the emergence of fully independent and state of palestine under the oak pages of israel since 1967. that was really the focus of the program which i'm associated but this is important to the question that you raise. extreme importance on having a functional institutions of government. and i think the challenge that faces all of us in other words is that insure we have functional governments. in fact i myself believe what happened, the phenomenon known as arab spring, arab a waking, what have you, to my way of looking at things is more in the nature of evolution than anything else and that is adds to the challenge that all of us face because we've been affected by it to varying degrees. how to manage expectations if this is a revolution. how will the people of arab world can be accepting of this only you can wait on us, can we do better. that is serious challenge. this is what they have -- [inaudible] people have the right to expect dramatic changes. the particularly give the backdrop against which that awakening happened. i think the jury is still out on this. yet to deliver when i
CSPAN
Jan 29, 2013 12:00pm EST
, jordan, lebanon and israel. okay? it is as if we live in a fantasy world to think that the implications of the conflict there have absolutely no meaning for our own national security. it's a disaster, and what we can do now is try and contain that disaster and hasten the movement of assad out and insure that whoever is in charge actually is a group that is or a group of groups that respects and values the kind of values that we have rather or than the kind of values that, say, qatar has. did you want to add? all my colleagues want to add something. >> yeah, look, this is also a case where we're paying the price for having persuaded ourselves that iraq was a country that is hoe candidated -- located somewhere on the moon and doesn't actually share common borders with any place on the earth that is of any significance to us. and because we adopted that approach and because secondarily to that the administration decided that nouri al-maliki was our best friend and the guy we needed to back at all costs, the result of that is that iraq has been feeding the situation in syria in two ways. on
CSPAN
Jan 7, 2013 12:00pm EST
including the u.k.'s arms export policy with syria and israel, and the implications of the arms embargo on u.k. policy. he's joined by the head of the department within the british foreign commonwealth office. this is about an hour. [background sounds] >> foreign secretary, may we welcome you to the committee on arms and export controls once again. and may we also welcome mr. richards to the foray and many james -- [inaudible] i'm going to start with a question on the arms trade treaty which i generously gave you advance notice in my -- [inaudible] debate last week. [laughter] and in that debate, um, i stated that the principle of consensus whilst it may be helpful in getting negotiations upside way -- though that doesn't always pooh -- prove the case, the principle consensus has not succeeded in getting any text underway at all. but yuftion for the consensus principle in the context of the arms trade treaty, the history of consensus is that it is the kiss of death be one is trying to reach -- if one is trying to reach an agreement, a big, multilateral, multination arms control agreement. if
CSPAN
Jan 22, 2013 5:00pm EST
colleagues, both democrats and republicans who he travels to egypt, afghanistan, jordan, and israel. a man with a broader array of people. also had an opportunity to engage directly on the matter of syria. meeting in egypt with a new president and key leaders of the syrian opposition coalition and to visit the refugee camp in jordan. of one to give my colleagues an opportunity to speak for themselves, and we'll look forward to taking your questions on every aspect of our trip. the main reason why we convened this press conferences to talk about syria. one of the bay nereus been the democrats and republicans, the need for the united states to do more to help the syrian people in their struggle for freedom. from syrian opposition leaders and refugees we heard a very consistent message, the longer this conflict goes the worse it gets for syria the region and indeed the world with increasing numbers of restrainers flowing into a fight, becoming marginalized with a growing possibility of total state billion and the increasing risk of chemical or biological weapons being used and with refugees f
CSPAN
Jan 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
the annihilation of israel to wipe it off the map? unfortunately, that's the message that's conveyed by a nomination of senator hagel as secretary of defense. not only is senator hagel been a persistent critic of iran's sanctions, he's also displayed a stubborn hostility to america's closest middle eastern ally. in october 2000 shortly after yasser arafat launch a second intifada, 96 u.s. senators signed a letter to president clinton affirming their solidarity with israel. senator hagel was not among th them. six months later, after a relentless onslaught of palestinian terrorism, 87 senators signed a different letter asking president bush to initiate reassessment of our relationship with the palestinians. once again, senator hagel refused to sign. he also refused to join 89 other senators in signing a 2001 -- november 2001 letter that urged president bush to maintain strong support for israel and to continue snubbing arafat until the palestinian leader ended his terror campaign. on april 12, 2002, a palestinian suicide bomber killed six people and injured more than 100 ears in jerus
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Jan 23, 2013 12:00pm EST
of assaf derish, born in israel and came to the united states in 2007 after being awarded a fulbright scholarship to study at the university of california. after completing his doctoral thesis, he founded a software company called reg pack. assaf raised $1.5 million in financing for the company and hired more than a dozen americans. his company has the potential to grow quickly and to further create additional jobs. but assaf found the founder of this dynamic company is no longer in the united states. we contacted him. my staff contacted him this morning, and he said that because of the difficulty in obtaining a visa and the amount of time and effort it was taking, he decided it was easier to move to israel and take the core of the company, including its jobs, with him. now as reg pack grows, new jobs are going to be created in israel, jobs that could have been in the united states if we had a visa dedicated to foreign entrepreneurs like assaf. sadly, his story is far from uncommon. immigrants legally living in the united states who have a good idea and want to start a business have f
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